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5 Minutes or Less: 5 Dollar Store Easter Decor Ideas

5 Minutes or Less: 5 Dollar Store Easter Decor Ideas

by Jocie Hagan (email Jocie) | | March 13, 2014 | 49 Comments »

Welcome to OPC’s The Better Half. My name is Jocie, and I love to craft and DIY my home into something wonderful. I hope you enjoy this tutorial on Dollar Store Easter Decor Ideas in 5 Minutes or Less. If you enjoy this article, check out some other recent crafts and consider subscribing to The Better Half (email or RSS). Also, feel free to share this tutorial on Facebook and give it a +1. All the buttons float along the left side of your screen. Thanks!

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My Easter decorations in the past have been very sparse and this year I didn’t have a lot of internal inspiration. Fortunately, I have some amazing bloggy friends who are way ahead of the game in their Easter decor. They were kind enough to give me some ideas which I took to the Dollar Store and spruced up the house for Easter in one afternoon. Seriously, each of these 5 Easter crafts took 5 minutes or less and cost less than $5! …are you sensing a theme? :)

Rope Easter Eggs

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I saw large twine wrapped easter eggs from Country Chic Cottage and I was super inspired. She also used eggs from the dollar store, but I couldn’t find the mega eggs. I actually didn’t go to the Dollar store with these in mind, but as I was walking around the store, I saw multi-colored cord used for line drying clothes and thought of Angie’s brilliant idea!

Materials Needed:

  • Rope or twine
  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Hot Glue

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Taking one of the ropes from the Dollar Store, I placed a bead of glue on the top of an egg, and stuck one end of the rope to it.

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Once completely dry, I began to wrap the rope around and around and around, gluing periodically.

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I did this for a couple of plastic eggs, some big, some small. Super easy and cute!

Rope Easter Eggs - OPC The Better Half

DIY Apothecary Jars

I have seen a bunch of apothecary jars floating around and then Tanya from twelveOeight, one of my favorite blogs, made some DIY apothecary jars that were truly beautiful. Then, I was walking around Michael’s and saw an all glass jar that really got to me. So I made the jars a part of my Dollar Store mission.

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Materials needed:

  • Vase
  • Candle Stick holder
  • Hot glue
  • glass candle lid or mason jar lid
  • spray paint (optional)

I found these super cute vases at the Dollar Store, and unfortunately my Dollar Store was sold out of candle stick holders, so I found some dollar ones at the Good Will. Then, for one of the lids, I used an old lid from a candy jar and a glass candle lid from a used up candle. I also used a little glass knob from an old decorative rack.

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Once I gathered all my stuff, I grabbed the candle top, one of the candle stick bases, and my favorite all-purpose spray paint – Rust-Oleum white in satin finish. Then I sprayed away! Once dry, I glued the vase to the base, allowing the glue to dry while the jar was upside down.

Finally, I filled them with jelly beans, of course tasting a dew along the way, and some of my new Dollar Store rope eggs in the other.

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DIY Apothecary Jars - OPC The Better Half

Glittery Easter Tree

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Glitter easter eggs are all the rage this year – we had DIY glitter easter eggs linked up by Creating In Glass Slippers this week and my friend Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage shared that she decorated with glitter eggs from the Dollar Store!

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It was good timing seeing these awesome ideas from my friends because I have been trying to figure out how to incorporate my DIY large rope vase I made last year without too much fuss.

For $2 at the Dollar Store and lots of excitement from Izzie, we decorated the branches! Yes, I know Izzie is wearing a nightgown, but she is currently obsessed with Merida from Brave and I don’t fight it. :)

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I also added a little fake moss I found at the Dollar Store, which really finished off the look nicely.

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Framed Burlap Bunny

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Pottery Barn put out some painted bunnies on burlap this year for Spring decor and they are not cheap. But us DIY girls have been loving the trend. My girl, Jen from Four Marrs & One Venus made this adorable DIY rascally rabbit, and I thought it would be a good addition to my Dollar Store decor. 

I didn’t have a bunny cookie cutter on hand like Jen, which would have been a whole lot quicker, but instead I cut out a bunny on card stock using my Silhouette.

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Then I used the outside of the cutout as a stencil and sponged on some black acrylic paint onto some old, leftover burlap.

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For an added cute touch, I glue on a cotton ball for a tail. A white pom pom would have been cuter, but this is a Dollar Store craft and they don’t sell poms. heehee

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Then I placed the burlap in my Dollar Store frame and placed on my mantle for everyone to oooo and ahhh over.

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Burlap Bunny - OPC The Better Half

Nesting Bunny

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Last but certainly not least, I saw Ann’s Nesting Bunny over at On Sutton Place – she is just so classy and classic! What a beautiful way to celebrate Spring.

As I was walking around the Dollar Store I saw a small bunny figurine and thought of Ann. It would be as big of a statement piece but it turned out super cute.

Materials Needed: (all bought at the Dollar Store)

  • Small grapevine wreath
  • Bunny figurine
  • Moss
  • Jelly Beans

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I spend $4 on this nesting bunny and she is mighty pretty. I found a small grapevine wreath but it was still a little big, so I cut it and rewrapped it to it had two layers, like Ann’s. Then, I placed the wreath on an upside down tea-cup saucer, filled it with moss, but Miss Bunny inside, added a few jelly beans (and ate a few just to make sure Miss Bunny would like them), and DONE.

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What do you think? Any suggestions for future 5 minute projects?

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49 Responses to 5 Minutes or Less: 5 Dollar Store Easter Decor Ideas

  • Megan responds...
    March 5th, 2013 8:01 am

    Everything looks great, Jocie!

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    Jocie Reply:

    Thanks so much Megan!

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  • Vanessa responds...
    March 5th, 2013 8:34 am

    Love that burlap bunny!

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    Jocie Reply:

    Thanks Vanessa!!

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  • Jen @ Four Marrs @ One Venus responds...
    March 5th, 2013 8:59 am

    Ahhhh! Cute and I love your little Poof Tail on that bunny! Girl you are creative..love it all! Thanks for including my rascally rabbit! :) Off to share!

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    Jocie Reply:

    Thanks for inspiring me, Jen!

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  • Janel from NellieBellie responds...
    March 5th, 2013 9:26 am

    So cute!!! Loving the burlap bunny…it’s lovely!

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    Jocie Reply:

    The bunny is my favorite too, Janel. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Shannah @ Just Us Four responds...
    March 5th, 2013 1:31 pm

    Super cute Easter decorations! I love the little tree with eggs.

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    Jocie Reply:

    Thanks, Shannah! The tree is by far my girl’s favorite too!

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  • poiboybf responds...
    March 5th, 2013 1:44 pm

    I like the Scrabble tiles too. If only my family didn’t take Scrabble so seriously, I might actually enjoy the game. We are talking nationally ranked Scrabble players. It’s tough to play against them. This seems like a MUCH better use for the tiles than the actual game itself ;)

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    Jocie Reply:

    NO WAY!!!! that is super cool! Ethan introduced me to Scrabble after we got married and his Scrabble skills blow mine out of the water!

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  • Amanda responds...
    March 5th, 2013 2:00 pm

    Everything is ADORABLE!

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    Jocie Reply:

    Thanks so much Amanda!

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  • Brady responds...
    March 5th, 2013 2:25 pm

    Does anyone know if you can buy “scrabble” tiles and rack outside of the board game? Seems like this idea could be used anywhere.

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    Jocie Reply:

    Michael’s! :)

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  • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. responds...
    March 5th, 2013 4:45 pm

    So cute, Jocie! I actually made a similar burlap bunny for my contributor post at Live.Laugh.Rowe next week! Great minds think alike! =)

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  • Jocie responds...
    March 5th, 2013 7:56 pm

    hhahaha love it! great minds, for sure! :)

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  • mom2kaelyn responds...
    March 5th, 2013 9:21 pm

    Fabulous! I love the wrapped egg idea. No more cheap plastic eggs! The tree is great too-nice to re-use for another season.

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  • paintergal responds...
    March 6th, 2013 8:51 am

    I didn’t know you could buy Scrabble tiles at Michaels! Thanks for the tip.

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  • Jana responds...
    March 6th, 2013 12:53 pm

    Jocie,
    Lots of great Easter craft ideas. Love your Dollar Store bunny~too cute!

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  • Becca responds...
    March 6th, 2013 2:51 pm

    Such fun and inspiring Spring projects, Jocie … glad to have spotted you over at Savvy Southern! Thanks for sharing … I just might have to borrow one (or all) of your amazing projects!

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  • Ashley responds...
    March 6th, 2013 7:25 pm

    I keep seeing those Dollar Store Apothecary jars all over Pinterest and have been meaning to make some! I also really like your twine wrapped eggs. I’m definitely ready for spring decorations!

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  • JustME responds...
    March 6th, 2013 8:23 pm

    Oh what fun Spring projects. I especially like the apothecary jars (I’ve made some myself) and the egg tree. The later being great fun for the kids. Think I’ll do that with our grandson. Thanks for bringing these ideas to us Jocie.

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  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage responds...
    March 7th, 2013 1:08 pm

    Thanks for including me!!

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  • Michele responds...
    March 7th, 2013 9:28 pm

    Love your burlap bunny and wrapped eggs:)
    http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/03/brilliant-2013.html

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  • April @ Angel's Homestead responds...
    March 8th, 2013 7:05 pm

    I love this! I’d like to invite you to link up on Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead tomorrow. I’ll be featuring Easter treats and crafts soon, and would love to include this in the collection.

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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  • Eva Scott responds...
    March 9th, 2013 7:40 am

    Awww, everything is super cute! It’s amazing what you can find at the Dollar store, huh?

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  • Rachel @CreativelyRedeemingHer responds...
    March 9th, 2013 12:31 pm

    Wow so much inspiration in one post! I’ll admit the pic I thought hmm easter eggs in a blender, that’s thrifty decor ha:) Now I know it’s a jar LOL.

    There’s Spring DIY fun & a March Spring Bash going on in my blog world http://www.creativelyredeemingher.blogspot.com, would love your visit today!

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  • Heather responds...
    March 9th, 2013 5:35 pm

    Great ideas Jocie! I love the Dollar Store too! The burlap bunny is just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity at Project Inspired!

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  • Sarah @ Alderberry Hill responds...
    March 10th, 2013 1:34 pm

    Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this afternoon!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me later this evening for Make the Scene Monday #65!

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  • Amy McGinty responds...
    March 11th, 2013 1:19 am

    Love your ideas.. They seem fun and something that the kids can help with.. Thank You…

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  • Natalie @ Sophisticated Yellow responds...
    March 11th, 2013 9:55 am

    Love the framed bunny! I’m definitely going to have to add this to my Easter decor! Thanks for sharing

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  • Darby Hawley responds...
    March 12th, 2013 6:40 am

    This is all from the dollar store?! Woah! I’m beyond impressed; this looks fantastic! Love that little bushy tail on the bunny; very cute!
    Stopping by from Liz Marie’s Hop To It Party :-)

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  • Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom responds...
    March 21st, 2013 3:33 pm

    Ok, that burlap bunny is insanely adorable. I MUST do that this week! I’d love it if you linked this up to my Show & Share link party: http://www.semihomemademom.com/2013/03/show-share-wednesday-29.html

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  • Eileen Saunders responds...
    March 21st, 2013 8:00 pm

    Perfect timing for my Craft Fair this weekend. Thank you so much!

    And that beautiful redhead is just adorable.

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